St. Joseph’s School dates back to 1937.  In earlier years the school was known as ‘The Public Elementary School’.  In  1963  it changed to ‘St. Joseph’s Boys & Girls’ , when the canteen and toilets were built on.  Up until this point the children would have travelled home for their lunch and used outdoor toilet facilities. In 1977 the new modern end was built and with the amalgamation of the girls and boys, the school was renamed , 'St. Joseph’s Primary School'. 


Click here to find out more information about schools around Dunloy prior to 1937

A group of Primary 7 children interviewed Mary Mc Lean about school life in the past and were instrumental in pulling together the history of our school to date.



If you have any old pictures or information about the history of our school, we would love you to share it. Please get in contact with the school.


Mrs Maura McAlonan